March 13 (petals from the backyard)

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    "He unbuttoned his shirt and let it fall behind him to the bathroom floor. Then he ran the water in the sink. The crude oval of the basin was smooth and beautiful in the gray light. He touched the almost homogeneous whiteness with his fingertips and breathed in the water odors and the subtle stink rising from the throat of the waste pipe. Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is." – Saul Bellow

    Martin LaBar, destinyuk*, zamfir, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. HamWithCam 99 months ago | reply

      Just right...
      JG/HamWithCam

    2. Martin LaBar 99 months ago | reply

      Even with the tape, a nice shot.

    3. destinyuk* 99 months ago | reply

      there seem to be a lot of trees with these sorts of petals around at the mo. i love em.

    4. tom_p 99 months ago | reply

      naturally taped flowers

    5. cantimilla [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      I love the quotation.

    6. zamfir 99 months ago | reply

      Egads this is lovely. I like this one on so many levels.

    7. Ben Dalziel 99 months ago | reply

      Wonderful. We had some tulips which lost their petals recently and I didn't know what to do with them. Oh for this idea a week ago :)

    8. j david 99 months ago | reply

      seeing these bring back song lyrics that make me think of my sweetie:

      ...(she's my) breeze in the pines in the summer night moonlight..."

      Thanks!

    9. tizzie 99 months ago | reply

      I really love it with the tape.

    10. iam4ranny 99 months ago | reply

      Congratulations this made EXPLORE !
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    11. robholland 99 months ago | reply

      Yes, the tape is what makes this shot stand out (and stick up!) Very finely done. The Bellow quote's great, too.

    12. udn 99 months ago | reply

      Magnolia?

    13. originalmulli (naomi) 98 months ago | reply

      The tape makes it because it's so unexpected. And it seems to signify the determination to hold on to transient intrusions of beauty a little longer.

    14. gwen 98 months ago | reply

      Ours are almost gone around town, too
      --
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    15. monsterboox 98 months ago | reply

      it's interesting, nice shot!

    16. valentino * 86 months ago | reply

      bella fotografia

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